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Murphy v. Bolger
Vermont Supreme Court
60 Vt. 723 (1888)
The Bolger brothers (defendants) built a barn, the roof of which hung over the property line and above John Murphy’s (plaintiff) land. The roof’s projection was 16 feet above Murphy’s soil. Murphy brought an ejection action, seeking an order requiring the removal of the portion of the roof that crossed the property boundary. The trial court ruled in favor of Murphy. The Bolgers appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Tyler, J.)
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